Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft Corporation

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Business 8.1.42 Oct 17, 2013 Jun 20, 2018 29.6 MB iOS 8.0 or later 4+
New in version 8.1.42

Bug fixes and performance improvements.


With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere. Experience a rich Windows experience with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you get your work done wherever you are.

Getting Started
Windows Professional and Windows Server editions are supported. To view the full list of supported Windows versions and successfully connect to a Windows PC, read the FAQ at

Don't know how to configure your PC to access it remotely? Download the RDP assistant on your Windows PC and let it do the work for you:

* Access to remote resources through your Remote Desktop Gateway
* Rich multi-touch experience that supports Windows gestures and RemoteFX
* Secure connection to your data and applications
* Simple management of all remote connections from the connection center
* Seamless audio and video streaming
* Easy connection to external monitors or projectors for presentations

Have a question? Post it at
Have an idea? Add to our feature suggestion box in the app (Settings -> Recommend New Features)"

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A great app
Aref Ghiasi on 7/11/2018
This is one of the best app for network administrators, it can be a real life saver when your out and you need to connect to your workplace.
Need upgrade!
MeirGreenrose on 7/10/2018
Please let the app keep a session in the background, for me it looses the connection if the app is for 10-20 seconds in the background. Also, PLEASE add an option to access local storage on iOS!! Will really be a great help!!! Thanks!
Works ok, but can’t print locally
Demolition#1 on 7/10/2018
This app is actually faster than the desktop counterpart in my Windows PC. However, I can’t connect to a local AirPrint printer, thus limiting the app significantly. Also, it can only be used in landscape on an iPad and iPhone. Would be nice to have the option to use vertically.
iPhone X
darazarbaf on 7/7/2018
Still no support for iPhone X after this long period since release. Shame on Microsoft.
It works
polooalie8908 on 7/6/2018
Despite some people claiming they can’t RDP to their computers while away 1)ensure you have a firewall. 2)set up router with a DDNS 3) port forward RDP ports
Easy to connect
Marvin Perez on 7/5/2018
The only RDP app that runs smoothly. This is better that 3rd party remote connection out there
Organizational Folders
spitfireIT on 6/27/2018
This is a great application. As an IT administrator managing multiple clients and sites it would be nice to have some folders to used for organization to help locate the Remote Desktop sessions easier.
Does NOT work
Digsugg on 6/25/2018
Attempted to link my iPhone 7 Plus with my Dell and will not connect. Failure
iPhone X support
Tom87PL on 6/21/2018
Please add iPhone X screen support
No iPhone X support!
ASiDiE666 on 6/20/2018
Love the app.... but isn’t it about time?!? Thought it was required to support the iPhone X screen size by now!
No iPhone X support!?
dean_fx on 6/20/2018
Get with the times....
Still no iPhone X support
Radicldreamer on 6/20/2018
And that’s why you will get a 1 ⭐️with every update. Add iPhone X resolution!
No iphone X support!
AWRefai on 6/20/2018
9 months and still no support for iPhone X?!
Excellent mobile solution
Spooledup7 on 6/18/2018
TeamViewer is in my mind the gold standard for RD but Microsoft has it dialed with this mobile app, especially for the non-paid RD solutions. This app was easy to setup and does what it says it will do.
Mouse support
RJ186 on 6/14/2018
It's a good app. But come on no one admins a windows machine without a mouse. Def needs mouse support. Other rdp clients do this.
Does not work
Joejtorre68 on 6/12/2018
Spent hours trying to set up RDP. All I get is error message code 0x03000008. This is a shame, Microsoft!
Like me..
Zeltaku on 6/9/2018
If you’re like me, you’ve installed remote desktop because you were too lazy to get up. Turns out, you have to get up to set it up. So, I never actually set it up. 5/7, perfect score.
ascag on 5/24/2018
Please put mouse support. It would make this app 10x better.
App works fine but still no iPhone X support.
EmmaraldsX on 5/22/2018
Unacceptable to not have optimized for iPhone X after so long.
Hasn’t been updated to support iPhone X
UMus on 5/20/2018
The acceptable time limit for updating to support iPhone X has passed and Microsoft hasn’t made it happen. The app is mostly functional, but has too many crashes and missing functionality. Why don’t the saved logins sync between macOS and iOS? There is a lot of potential here, but currently it is all unrealized.
Please to IPhone X version
alexmensojd on 5/13/2018
Update to iPhone X version
Works on my galaxy but not my iPhone
B Francis on 5/9/2018
I use a galaxy personally and an iPhone professionally (work), I got in with the personal phone with no problems at all. I attempted about 5 times with my iPhone and every time the connection couldn’t be made. I pay for my work phone so it’s nothing to do with restrictions either.
Not compatible with iPhone X!
imlibra925 on 5/9/2018
Not compatible with iPhone X
best remote desktop app but could be better
andrewahn on 5/6/2018
I love everything about this app, except for arduous connection setup stage. I really don't understand why I need to provide ipaddress and setup port forwarding on my computer and stuffs while other similar apps just require to sign in and everything is done automatically. Why is that?
Only turns your phone to a trackpad on local network
bokeitt on 5/4/2018
I downloaded this to be able to control my work computer at home while I am traveling. I installed at home and it worked great so I left for my trip. It was not advertised ANYWHERE that this app only works when the phone and computer are on the same WiFi network?? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Why would you want to navigate your computer from a small 5 inch phone screen when it’s right in front of you?? You have to set up access to be able to TRULY REMOTE CONTROL a computer from outside your network and that has to be done from the computer itself. No I’m thousands of miles away with no access to my files and I can’t get any work done.
Useless for Microsoft accounts
MikesTooLz on 4/22/2018
The app doesn’t allow \ to be entered into the username Feild so logging in with a Microsoft account can no be done. It’s been like this for years, please fix this!!!!
Still no iPhone X support
psibrad on 4/17/2018
App works great, but for some reason it still doesn’t support iPhone X screen. Seems like a simple thing to update...
Keys mapping oddly on iPad Pro
bucko3the7man on 4/15/2018
This app used to work really well for me. Now something has changed and I can’t get any keyboard (pro smart or on screen) to work correctly. It’s like all the keys are mapped weird to the computer. Space bar triggers the letter d, some of the numbers trigger letters on the bottom row, symbols trigger numbers, it’s impossible to use anymore. I’ve tried reinstalling the app, hard booting the iPad, nothing seems to fix it. This is really frustrating because I used to be able use my iPad as a laptop replacement on the go. Now I guess I have to carry a laptop again.
PLEASE add iPhone X support
Shane-C on 4/8/2018
Love this app, super useful, super reliable, but PLEASE do add iPhone X support. The added screen real estate is very useful for those emergencies that need you to RDP in on the go
Used to love this App... but no longer works correctly
El-Casper-EBS on 4/3/2018
But now the new version only works over WiFi, not my T-Mobile data plan... if I’m at home with WiFi I don’t need this app, I just use my desktop. I need this for work, my VPN works great over WiFi do I know it’s not that portion to my understanding this app and the T-Mobile network won’t won’t get on the same page... frustrating
Doesn’t work
Dramper on 4/2/2018
It won’t let me connect to my surface.
iPhone X support
Shawn Harward on 4/2/2018
Where is it
Not optimized for iPhone x
24raul on 4/1/2018
Not optimized for iPhone X
App loses settings
cpfiend on 3/30/2018
It seems almost daily the app loses all my settings. Random computers will go missing, accounts are removed from my feeds, my gateway keeps disappearing. Nothing seems to want to be saved permanently in the app.
Deserteagle8338 on 3/29/2018
Easy to use and very convenient. I use it all the time
No iPhone X support
arekux on 3/28/2018
Please update app to work natively with iPhone X screen.
No iPhone X support
ВиталийСбер on 3/28/2018
Shame on you, Microsoft. The app does not have iPhone X support.
Update to iPhone X
Roeek60 on 3/27/2018
Needs to update to work with bigger phone screens.
Expected more from Microsoft
Klightx15 on 3/26/2018
The app STILL hasn’t been updated to utilize the iPhone X screen. Also the Work Resources app icons display like garbage. No matter what resolution they’re made in, the icons show up extremely blurry and low quality. I expected more from a company as big as Microsoft that has more than enough resources to do this right.
One needed feature missing.
Retina Licked on 3/25/2018
Pretty decent free app. The database on a Windows machine I connect to uses simple drop down lists for shortcuts. The hot key to access it is the tilde key (~) but for some reason it doesn’t work. Would be nice if it did.
Doesn’t work
Fresh4rmMH on 3/21/2018
This app is not working when I attempt to login I get the error message stating that I cannot connect to the Remote Desktop because it is turned off however I am logged on fine from my home laptop. I am trying to connect to windows 7 enterprise
Crash pc app!
Update it need work on 3/21/2018
After i install Remote Desktop assistant in my pc it crash on first time! I did anything: Allowing in firewall defender! Install again! Test on other pc! It make me crazy😡 It's Microsoft app but firewall block it!!! Antivirus block connection! Why!?
Very Well Made and Receives Constant Updates
Adamvc on 3/20/2018
I don’t understand why this doesn’t have 5/5 stars it’s simple and works very well every time I need it.
No iPhone X support
Sharpsman on 3/15/2018
It would be great if it used the whole screen for remote access.
Otherwise great app
GLaDOS_Portal2 on 3/14/2018
But this is third update since iPhone X came out, and still no support for iPhone X screen. One star until devs make UI for X. Other than that, apps works great and has well thought UX
Update for iPhone X
mplundy on 3/12/2018
I love and use this App quite frequently. But please update for the iPhone X because the un-scaled screen makes it harder to use.
Please make it support iPhone X
变节。 on 3/7/2018
Please make it support iPhone X
No iPhone X support
KYDronePilot on 3/5/2018
App runs fine for the most part, but where is the iPhone X support?
Broken Keys on iPad Pro
GGonJR on 3/1/2018
Works great other than the apostrophe and quotes key on the iPad Pro. Seems like the mapping is wrong somehow. Otherwise not bad at all but those that broken key is driving me nuts. Have to copy and paste them. If they fix that then this would easily be a 5 star app.
Great app - please update for iPhone X!
Tomtom123d on 2/28/2018
Great app, but please update for the iPhone X resolution.
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